Discover the Power of Focused Attention

Focus the Mind Course

Practices for focusing the mind are essential for gaining control over a chattering, misguided, distracted mind. The ability to stay focused and to hold attention is fundamental to any shamanic or spiritual practice. As crucial as it is, this ability generally remains a weakness in our culture, and in our everyday lives. Most students find the work in this course to be the most challenging and the most rewarding of all spiritual practices. A trained and focused mind brings peace, and ultimately, joy.

As a foundation of expertise in life, the teachings from this course are for the student who is interested in taking control of their life through development of a powerful daily practice. You will learn techniques for meditation and will advance your understanding of the dynamics of thoughts, intention, and a refined will. In addition, you will learn methods for improving your mental focus and states of awareness, which ultimately lead to becoming adept at the art of transfiguration – being in a state of your true essence of self.

This six-week course consists of “learning through doing" practices designed to become a daily routine for calming and focusing the mind, creating harmony within, and unity of body, mind, and spirit. Classes meet once a week for an hour and a half, for six weeks, and provide easy to follow practices of simple body movements coordinated to gentle breath work that prepare and quiet the body and mind for meditation. We will be having a period of meditation in each class.

There will also be practices for sharpening memory, and improving the will. Inner will is essential to developing the discipline needed to begin and maintain a daily meditation practice.

Course payment details

The Focus The Mind Course is $245.

To waive the processing fee, you can opt to pay by check. Please make it out to Jan Engels-Smith 832 SW Wilson Court Gresham OR 97080.

We offer payment plans for this course, please contact us [email protected] with your name, contact details and course interest so we can discuss suitable options.

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This class is taught weekly for 5 weeks.

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What our community members say…

Jan’s art is not just teaching shamanic journeying, but in coloring the experience with ancient wisdom, personal experience, and immense joy. This course is pulsed with high-vibrational energy from the very start. Jan weaves indigenous stories with her own as she guides students through a process that is as much awe-inspiring as it is familiar. This material helped me to remember who I truly am. The world needs Jan’s love and art.   

Joe Shoemaker

Wow! Through the Rabbit Hole has been life changing! This information has impacted my life and continues to do so daily in ways I never could have imagined. This technique (or tool) to access information and healing from the spirit realm (or universal consciousness) has not only allowed me to make better choices for myself and to help others, it has opened a doorway to see how magical and magnificent life truly is, how connected we are to "all that is". I have learned to live more fully and be present in my own life, and to have an awareness of being part of Great Love and Great Mystery.

Jan has an amazing ability to teach and to live with an open heart, and she presents material in ways that are easy to understand and to use. She is truly a great teacher and healer!

Pearl Pierce Sh.D.

In Through the Rabbit Hole: Explore and Experience the Shamanic Journey and Energy Medicine, Jan Engels-Smith applies the wisdom she has gained from years of soul-work in various spiritual disciplines to the basic practices of shamanism. As an adept shamanic teacher, she graciously leads the student through the basics of shamanism, answering the many questions that often plague newcomers to shamanic practice. And those who already know the basics of shamanism will find potent reminders of the valuable insights that derive from shamanic practice.

Tom Cowan, Celtic Shaman and author 


Focus the Mind

Prerequisites:  An open and willing heart!

Information for the registration and scheduling of this class will be posted as it becomes available.

Course details

Cost of class: $350 for this 6-session training.

Non-Refundable Deposit: $90 to secure your place in this class.

Payment Plan: You may pay for this class in two monthly payments of $130 per month after paying the non-refundable deposit.

Note: We accept credit cards or PayPal or you can pay by check. 

This class consists of 6 total sessions occurring weekly.


Do I need a drum or rattle?

No, a drum or rattle are not needed for this class.

What environment do I need?

A quiet, private space with room for both sit in front of the computer, lie on the floor, and sit in meditation away from the computer.

What supplies do I need for this class?

A yoga mat or blanket for the floor. A blanket or shawl for staying warm while meditating. A journal for taking notes. Water for staying hydrated during class.